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Tangipahoa, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tangipahoa ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Tangipahoa (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Tangipahoa. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Parishes/Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes/counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes/counties instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the west contained birth and death records; the parish to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Tangipahoa is located in Tangipahoa Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Tangipahoa Parish: Livingston, Saint Helena, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany, Washington, Amite (MS) & Pike (MS).

Below are the parishes/counties that are near Tangipahoa. For each of these parishes/counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Tangipahoa:

Tangipahoa     (The home parish for Tangipahoa)
  Fluker   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Kentwood   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Independence   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Husser   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Robert   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Baywood   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pride   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Central   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
East Feliciana
  Woodland   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Slaughter   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Starns   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Holden   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Watson   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Killian   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Helena
  Greensburg   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Saint Tammany
  Folsom   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Covington   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sun   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bush   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stoney Point   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Franklinton   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Enon   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Varnado   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Amite (MS)
  McElveen (MS)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Liberty (MS)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Centreville (MS)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gloster (MS)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Magnolia (MS)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bear Town (MS)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McComb (MS)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Holmesville (MS)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Summit (MS)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Walthall (MS)
  Tylertown (MS)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sartinville (MS)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Tangipahoa, see our Parish-by-Parish Page for Tangipahoa.

Cemeteries Near Tangipahoa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tangipahoa.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Tangipahoa covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Tangipahoa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Camp Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tangipahoa Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Mixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Amacker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Schwartz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Arcola - Roseland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cutrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goodbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Booty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hilbun Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Conerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Conerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGehee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crittenden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bridges Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corkern Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Nettles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dyson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Osyka Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cutrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Amite Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Parkers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McElveen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hampton Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rhodus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tangipahoa ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tangipahoa.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tangipahoa, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tangipahoa.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Tangipahoa had a population of 259 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Tangipahoa had a population of 851 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Tangipahoa, with the one closest to Tangipahoa listed first.

Kentwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Tangipahoa
 - Kentwood had a post office and railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Tangipahoa
 - 1895 population of 233 people
 - Arcola had a post office and railroad service
Roseland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Tangipahoa
 - 1895 population of 281 people (with 1,271 people in 2018)
 - Roseland had a post office and no railroad service
Greensburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tangipahoa
 - 1895 population of 280 people (with 660 people in 2018)
 - Greensburg had a post office and no railroad service
Amite City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Tangipahoa
 - 1895 population of 1,510 people (with 4,465 people in 2018)
 - Amite City had a post office and railroad service
Osyka (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tangipahoa
 - 1895 population of 742 people (with 420 people in 2018)
 - Osyka had a post office and railroad service
Bailey   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Tangipahoa
 - Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tangipahoa
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Sunny Hill had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tangipahoa. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tangipahoa in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Tangipahoa:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the // Resources/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Louisiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tangipahoa Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's



Washington Parish:     Cyndi's



Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's



Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's



Walthall County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Tangipahoa Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Tangipahoa Parish

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Louisiana
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tangipahoa ...

While our initial data about Tangipahoa came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tangipahoa in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Tangipahoa.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Tangipahoa:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Tangipahoa in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Tangipahoa for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tangipahoa. See our Misc Page for Tangipahoa for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tangipahoa. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tangipahoa) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tangipahoa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tangipahoa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tangipahoa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8755, Longitude: -90.5138     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tangipahoa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tangipahoa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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